[ExI] A Small Request [was Re: Impressive book: Farewell toAlms]

Olga Bourlin fauxever at sprynet.com
Thu Feb 7 06:48:01 UTC 2008

From: "spike" <spike66 at att.net>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:19 PM

>> My husband remembers seeing a newsreel of how, during the
>> Reagan years, so many of the mentally ill were
>> de-institutionalized...

> Olga did you mean the Lanterman-Petris-Short years?
> http://www.claytoncramer.com/mental.htm

>From what I read (and remember!), during the years when Ronald Reagan was 
governor of California (1967-74) a huge number of people from state mental 
hospitals were let out.

Then, in the 1980s, when Reagan was president, the de-institutionalization 
of mentally ill people continued nationally.


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